THE PERFECT MOTHER
“An electrifying thriller—and a subtle, savvy skewering of the endless expectations of modern motherhood.” People, Book of the Week
“Whip-smart.... Very much in the mold of recent best-sellers like The Girl on the Train and The Woman in the Window, but it’s also a sharply drawn take on the cult of modern parenting and the particular pressure women face—from within and without—to pull it all off, flawlessly.” — Entertainment Weekly
"MESMERIZING." — Kirkus, starred review
"The Perfect Mother is a gripping page turner that explores the pressures of modern motherhood, as well as a mother's absolute worst nightmare. At once wonderfully nuanced and compulsively readable, it keeps you guessing at every moment up until the very end. I could not be prouder to be bringing this thriller to the big screen." — Kerry Washington
"A desperate, thrilling mystery that you'll think you have all figured out—until you realize you don't."
— Marie Claire
"A captivating and deeply insightful page-turner, The Perfect Mother is both a riveting mystery and a satisfyingly sharp social commentary about what it means to be a good mother."
— Kimberly McCreight, author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her
“A riveting psychological thriller that takes a sharp, insightful look at motherhood, The Perfect Mother explores the pressures, the hopes, the fears, and the secrets between a group of friends who realize how little they know one another when a crisis strikes. A fast-paced, twisty, engrossing read—I loved it!”
— Megan Miranda, author of All the Missing Girls
“I raced through The Perfect Mother, desperate to find out what would happen. Both the writing and the characterization are excellent, and it was so easy to identify with these women and the pressure they are under. I absolutely loved it—a true page turner!” — B.A. Paris, author of The Breakdown and Behind Closed Doors
"At long last, a new film has emerged to complete the informal suburban thriller trifecta that began with Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Behold: The Perfect Mother, starring and produced by Kerry Washington."
— Vanity Fair